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July 2012 Blog Posts (44)

Columbia University plans new Institute for Data Sciences

NEW YORK — New York City will provide $15 million to help Columbia University create a new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and university officials announced Monday.



Columbia will contribute at least $80 million in private investment for the institute and will hire 75 new faculty members by 2030, university officials said.



"This is probably the most exciting moment that I can think of in the school's…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 31, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Actuarial Openings & Remuneration In India

Actuarial Jobs in India are increasing and this is because of the growth of Indian Insurance sector in recent times, attracting attention of young Indian talent towards this field from around the globe. The sector has witnessed lot of growth and changes in last 3 - 4 years. Apart from Private insurance players, there are many MNC’s which are recruiting qualified Actuaries at large. Remuneration is not in Par with the international market. However, things are improving very fast.…



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Added by Jacob Mathew on July 31, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Top 20 articles for week ending on July 27

Weekly digest from Data Science Central, Analytic Talent and AnalyticBridge:

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 29, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Rexer Analytics' 5th Annual Data Miner Survey Summary

Thank you for your interest in the Annual Rexer Analytics Data Miner Surveys.  It is our pleasure to share the attached 5th Annual Data Miner Survey summary report with you.…
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Added by Vincent Granville on July 27, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

How the ECB uses PCA to analyze Sovereign Bond Markets

I have extracted 4 pages from the ECB FSR of June 2011 to a summary '.pdf' file;

these pages are a box in that FSR (if u are familiar with the FSR you will gettit); the box is titled;-

COMMON TRENDS IN EURO AREA SOVEREIGN CREDIT DEFAULT SWAP PREMIA

& it contains a beautiful & succint description of how the ECB uses the PCA technique in this space.

I have placed the summary file on a url on my website (for…

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Added by John A Morrison on July 27, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Using Data Mining techniques to predict the Olympics Medal Count

Is it possible to use data mining techniques to predict how many medals each nation will win at the Olympic Games?  What is it about a nation that allows it to produce Olympic medal-winning athletes?  Why do some countries take home a bundle of medals while others don't?  As we think more and more about it, it quickly becomes clear that the why’s behind the medal counts at the Olympics are complex.…

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Added by Daniel Graettinger on July 26, 2012 at 1:42am — No Comments

Improve the Computation and Analysis Ability in Java

Java is the most widely used programming language with an outstanding architecture. It is the top preferred language to develop the enterprise application. However, Java is not fit for the mass data computation. If encountering the computation that is too complex to be represented in a single SQL statement or it is not allowed to add stored procedures to database, then drawbacks of Java would be highlighted.

Hereby is a case on how to deal with above questions with…

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Added by Daisy Ding on July 24, 2012 at 1:23am — No Comments

From Posteriors to Priors via Cycles

From Posteriors to Priors via Cycles: An Addendum

Martin F. Hellwig

Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

April 21, 2011

Abstract



Rodrigues-Neto (2009) has shown that a given specification of posteriors of different players in an incomplete-information setting is compatible with a common prior if and only if the posteriors satisfy the so-called cycle equations. This note shows that, if, for any player, any…

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Added by John A Morrison on July 23, 2012 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Web Report Studio: Recognize these 2 Gotchas?

If you aren’t paying close attention to the messages in Web Report Studio, you may run into some puzzling issues.  The messages that SAS produces may not be obvious enough if you are expecting a different behavior, thus making troubleshooting a bit difficult.

Gotcha 1: Why Won’t My Changes Save?

This reminder comes from Shri Sastry.  She had asked a co-worker to make a simple change to a Web Report Studio and she  noticed…

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Added by Tricia Aanderud on July 23, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

To Recruiters and hiring managers: important notice

Job ads posted on our sister website AnalyticTalent can be posted on AnalyticBridge as well as on our three LinkedIn groups:

  • Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive…
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Added by Vincent Granville on July 22, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Top 20 articles for week ending July 20

Read our data science, big data and analytics weekly digest.

  1. How to Develop Big Data Solutions with Apache Hadoop…
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Added by Vincent Granville on July 21, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Google Alert: Big Data

Here are today results for keyword "big data", when you set up a Google alert. I'm going to see if I can turn this into a feed for automated upload on AnalyticBridge or DataScienceCentral. Google alerts are news summary sent by email to a specified email address. Would be interesting to see what shows up if you choose "data…

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 21, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beliefs, Doubts and Learning: Valuing Macroeconomic Risk

Richard T. Ely Lecture
Beliefs, Doubts and Learning: Valuing Macroeconomic Risk
By Lars Peter Hansen

http://cowles.econ.yale.edu/conferences/koopmans/tck08/hansen4.pdf

Added by John A Morrison on July 20, 2012 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Recognizing the Limits to Knowability

Change and Expectations in Macroeconomic Models:

Recognizing the Limits to Knowability

Roman Frydman and Michael D. Goldberg

March 13th, 2012

http://www.ifw-kiel.de/konfer/staff-seminar/paper/2012/Frydman_paper.pdf…

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Added by John A Morrison on July 20, 2012 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

SFBay ACM - Ontology Special Course at eBay (San Jose, CA) - August 6 - August 9, 2012

Date

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 10:00am - Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:00pm…
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Added by Vera Klimkovsky on July 20, 2012 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Kydland & Prescott - The Original (for me) "Dynamic Optimal Taxation"

I remember my Professor giving me a photocopy of this [1st reference below] (cf also what is known as K&P '1982'] & I went and sat down in an empty 'Adam Smith' library and read it; it was hot and sunny outside & I did not make sense of one single word, there was alot of that going on that year (1985) but I read it again & made notes in pencil on a pad of accounting paper I remember (vividly); then I went to the park (Glasgow is full of Victorian Parks, its nickname…

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Added by John A Morrison on July 20, 2012 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Documented list of statistical software

From statistics.com:

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Added by Vincent Granville on July 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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